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Mobile Health: 8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2015 (8/8)

It’s that time of year! Join us for the next eight days for what’s become an OurCrowd tradition: highlighting during Hanukkah — the festival of lights – the top eight Israeli tech trends that spark the interest of our investment team and what they see on the ground. Trend #8: Mobile Health Behind the trend: For years, the business of health care has been the focus of much debate in the US. As costs of medical care increase, quality of patient care hasn’t followed suit. More and more individuals are looking to preventative care as a way of avoiding costly procedures and unnecessary medication. Naturally, greater availability of personal mobile devices make it so individuals can more easily take charge of their own well-being, from wireless-enabled wearable technology devices and sensors like Fitbit to personal fitness training apps and data trackers for smartphones. What’s up next: Mobile health, or mHealth, is all about the apps, and Israel is at the cutting edge of mobile health technologies. The industry in Israel has seen quite a growth spurt in recent years as Israeli entrepreneurs...

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Drones: 8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2015 (7/8)

It’s that time of year! Join us for the next eight days for what’s become an OurCrowd tradition: highlighting during Hanukkah — the festival of lights – the top eight Israeli tech trends that spark the interest of our investment team and what they see on the ground. Trend #7: Drones Behind the trend: Admit it. It’s on your Hanukkah gift wish list. After all those bird’s eye view videos on Facebook of your college roommate’s Victorian home, Bay Area neighborhood and snowboarding trip in Vail, you’ve finally confessed your desire for your very own drone. You’re not alone. As drone technology has improved and costs lowered, people are clamoring for their own commercial unmanned aircraft and coming up with creative uses for them. Drones are being used for more than just real estate sales and vain entertainment purposes, however. Farmers use them for aerial survey of fields and crops. Police employ them for surveillance purposes. In fact, drones were a huge hit at the Paris Police Expo last month, where manufacturers noted an increase in inquiries and demands from police...

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Video Tech: 8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2015 (6/8)

It’s that time of year! Join us for the next eight days for what’s become an OurCrowd tradition: highlighting during Hanukkah — the festival of lights – the top eight Israeli tech trends that spark the interest of our investment team and what they see on the ground. Trend #6: Video Tech Behind the trend: Video has been the top focus of online marketing and advertising in recent years and shows no indication of disappearing as a promotional preference in 2016. With Google’s decision to include video-based advertisements in search, and Twitter and Facebook testing auto-play video in their user’s feeds, it’s clear the industry’s biggest players believe the market is ready to accept more video as advertising. This is in no small part due to our current obsession with promoting ourselves via video through apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, or Vine. Last month, Snapchat announced that it had six billion video views a day. Also last month, Instagram launched its second video app – Boomerang –that combines photos and one-second videos that run in loops backwards and forwards. What’s...

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Virtual Reality: 8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2015 (5/8)

It’s that time of year! Join us for the next eight days for what’s become an OurCrowd tradition: highlighting during Hanukkah — the festival of lights – the top eight Israeli tech trends that spark the interest of our investment team and what they see on the ground. Trend #5: Virtual Reality Behind the trend: ‘Computer-simulated reality’, ‘immersive media’, whatever you call virtual reality, the artificial multisensory experience its technology offers is only getting better with each passing year. For more than a decade, we’ve seen advances in VR tech applied to military training, urban design, video games, and other home entertainment. In September, ABC News became the first news organization to employ an immersive virtual reality experience in a newscast, inviting their viewers on a tour of Damascus, Syria. The war-torn city – largely cut off to the rest of the world – is now, in a way, accessible to anyone with a mobile device and a 3D viewing box. The Economist took on a similar initiative this past summer with RecoVR: Mosul, a recreation of archaeological artifacts from...

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Smart City: 8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2015 (4/8)

It’s that time of year! Join us for the next eight days for what’s become an OurCrowd tradition: highlighting during Hanukkah — the festival of lights – the top eight Israeli tech trends that spark the interest of our investment team and what they see on the ground. Trend #4: Smart City Behind the trend: We’ve got smartphones, smart cars, and more of us are living in smart homes. It’s only natural that local governments are becoming more aware of and adopting policies that will transform their municipalities into smart cities. Many cities, for instance, have begun budgeting for or investing in projects employing the Internet of Things (IoT), especially ones that relate to public safety and transportation. In Israel, the country that invented Waze, finding new ways to take advantage of crowdsourcing and data tracking to make the lives of its citizens easier is an attractive mission for a lot of young entrepreneurs, who, in a search for a solution to a personal challenge (carpooling, for instance) create a product or service applicable to a wide audience. What’s...

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